The Value of Outsourcing IT

The importance of IT (information technology) in modern business cannot be overstated. With connectivity linking almost every core business aspect to a piece of technology, it might seem to make sense to keep such an important primary business function in-house. But more and more small and medium-sized business are finding that outsourcing IT service through a Managed Service Provider (MSP) …

The Advantages and Disadvantages Of BYOD

No one wants to be that person. You know the one. The “Three Phone Peter” who needs an extra briefcase to lug around the various devices they need every day. To avoid this excruciating burden, modern workplaces are rapidly evolving towards “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) policies that conveniently allow employees to utilize their own personal smartphones and tablets both …

Stop Phishing on National Clean Out Your Computer Day

Starting in the year 2000, The Institute for Business Technology began sponsoring a seemingly silly holiday called “National Clean Out Your Computer Day.” But unlike “Groundhog Day,” this tradition could actually help you protect yourself from harmful elements. With Spear Phishing attacks becoming more common and complex, February 11 is the perfect day to take a moment to make sure …

Attack of The Zombie Servers: Are Your Precious Resources Being Drained?

  As Halloween approaches, you probably wouldn’t be too surprised to see a zombie or two. What you may not know, however, is that there are millions of zombies lurking in offices and data centers around the country year-round. These zombies might not hunger for brains, but they are scary for their own reasons.   Zombie servers are a common …

Declare Independence from Business IT Issues

Declare Independence from Business IT Issues   Are business IT issues affecting your productivity? As a business owner, you have enough on your plate just to keep your company moving forward and getting ready to face new challenges. In fact, you may be ignoring your business IT environment, keeping your fingers crossed and hoping for smooth cybersecurity sailing. That is …

Where is your data?

Shadow IT – The Risk Lurking in Your Company’s Devices   Do you know every web application your employees are using? There is a high probability that your workforce is utilizing many devices and applications without explicit approval. Collectively, these programs and devices are called Shadow IT. Shadow IT is essentially any application employees download or IT service they sign …

Find Time and Outlook Add-Ons

Any SMB owner knows that time is money.  At Net Works, we are always looking for ways that you can maximize your and your team’s productivity.  In our collaborative work environments, meetings are essential to hold, but also can be a nightmare to schedule.  Team members can be working remotely, members outside your organization can be on the road – based …